Summer must be really here: this Saturday, 7 July, sees the first of the season of marches gourmands in our nearest village.
All you have to do is slide down the hill, taking your couvert with you: plate, cutlery, glass and bottle-opener, bag a seat and then wander past the stalls, following the delicious aromas until you find just what you want. Traditional French includes foie gras wih bilberries, duck breast and duck heart kebab (delicious) or moules frites. There’s also tasty Vietnamese street food, curries from Mauritius, the ubiquitous paella and, for the less adventurous, burgers. FInish off with salads, local cheeses and tasty tarts – walnut or strawberry are local specialities – washed down with local wines at sensible prices.
The evening is layered: first the tinies take to the dance floor while the teens lurk in corners until it’s cool to appear. When teddy beckons, the next generation, and the one after that, take to the floor and dance till midnight.
And next morning the village street is perfectly clean and tidy.